Big J’s Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This is a super flavorful enchilada casserole! This has become one of our favorite dishes and we make it at least once a month.


Big J's Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
When Josh and I started dating he would grill everything.  It doesn't matter what it was he would grill it.  One day he decided he was going to bake us a casserole.  We went to the store and meandered around for what seemed like hours (I'm exaggerating) eventually he settled on a boxed chicken enchilada meal.  We tried it and it was good but he decided he was going to try his own.  What a great idea because his has always been 10x better than the boxed version.  Even now I sometimes reference him when I make it.
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic minced
  • 5-6 Small Chicken Breasts 3-4 if they are large
  • 1-2 tbsp Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1 Can of Black Beans
  • 1 Cup of Sour Cream
  • 3-5 Tortillas
  • 2 Cups of cheese or more
  • 3-4 tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
***This is a recipe that we literally eyeball every ingredient.  We have made this for 9+ years.  It is very versatile and hard to mess up so please play with it and tweak it to make it your own.***
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Oil your baking dish.
  2. Boil and shred the chicken.
  3. Drain Rotel and beans.
  4. Mix shredded chicken, garlic, onion, cilantro, Rotel, beans, *salt, *pepper and taco seasoning.
  5. Layer in the Baking dish.  We usually end up with the chicken mixture and cheese on top.
  6. Spread about 1tbsp sour cream on the bottom of the dish.
  7. Spoon 1/3 of the chicken mixture over sour cream.
  8. Take a handful of cheese and sprinkle over chicken mixture.
  9. Layer with tortillas.  Sometimes we cut the tortillas up and other times we leave them whole.
  10. repeat steps 6-9 one more time.
  11. Spoon the rest of the chicken mixture into dish and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  12. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.  Let sit for 5 minutes.
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